Saturday, August 30, 2008

Iran gives Hizballah advanced missiles to hit Israel

Another warning of Israel's destruction if the U.S. and/or Israel dare to attack Iran. However, this one has a curious hollow ring. "Report: Iran supplied Hizbullah with advanced missiles," by Roee Nahmias for YNet News, August 29 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):

Iran has supplied Hizbullah with advanced missiles which can accurately hit extensive targets inside Israel, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi reported Friday, quoting Arab sources. According to the report, the missiles will be operational at any moment Israel "thinks of acting adventurously and attacking Iran" or when the United States launches a regional war against the Tehran government. The Arab sources said that the new missiles are capable of reaching a range "Israel cannot even imagine" and are one of the "surprises" promised by Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah....

Yeah, it's some surprise, if I know about it this morning. This makes this story sound like the desperate and empty threats of an unarmed man with his finger poking out inside his suit pocket.

Which is not to say that none of this is accurate.

According to recent reports, Iran plans to build an array of antiaircraft missiles for Hizbullah in Lebanon. Kuwaiti newspaper al-Siyasa reported Tuesday that 300 Iranian experts were working to build an array of antiaircraft missiles on the mountain range in western Lebanon.

Al-Quds al-Arabi went on to report that Iran is not only helping Israel's enemies in Lebanon, but is also attempting to reinforce the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip in a bid to weaken the truce between Hamas and Israel....

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